Boilers Versus Water Heaters

February 05, 2017

There are many systems you need to run your home. During the warm season you may need an air conditioner or a heat pump. During the winter, most homeowners use a furnace or air handler. Then you include washer and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators…the list seems endless.

But one thing homeowners definitely know is they want hot water. Most homes have a water heater – or in some homes a boiler is used to warm the water. Have you noticed which heating system your home uses to heat your water? All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help explain the difference between the two water heating systems.

A water heater is a storage tank that, you guessed it, heats water. The heat is either created by burning gas or by using electricity. A standard water heater will heat the water and then hold it at that temperature until the water is used, either for a hot shower, the dishwasher, or any other hot water need. As the hot water is used, fresh cold water enters to the bottom of the tank so it can also be warmed for use throughout your home.

A boiler, alternatively, can heat water that is used to warm the home and give you hot water. A particular type of boiler can heat the water to the point it turns into steam. The steam can heat the water for the home but can also be dispersed throughout the home and create heat through radiators. A boiler can also heat the air in a forced air heating system, or heat the floor in a radiant heating system. Boilers are very flexible heating systems that provide great comfort during the winter season. Updated boilers are also very energy efficient.

Need help deciding which water heating system is ideal for your home? Call All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Daytona Beach today and we’ll come out and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate.

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